[BiturboS4] RE: Warranty on battery (well it was originally)

Witte, Michael michael.witte at spcorp.com
Thu Oct 17 09:25:46 EDT 2002

Here's the killer-deal, in The Netherlands, the importer, PON Holdings, will
actually install the ECU for your vehicle upon delivery or even AFTER 10K
miles and fully warranty this. Thus creating a dealer installed option. Yes,
this is for VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda.

On a separate note, agreeing with Dave, I could've never afforded an S4 in
The Netherlands, since this vehicle would've costed me $75,000 (of which
roughly 25% exists of taxes).

Michael (Dutch Immigrant........)

-----Original Message-----
From: Edwards, Dave [mailto:Dave_Edwards at iOra.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 5:38 AM
To: 'Ti Kan'
Cc: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: RE: [BiturboS4] RE: Warranty on battery (well it was

Well I noticed your smiley, but nevertheless I have to bite back ;-)

Even if you compare your deal to mainland Europe, your benefits outweigh the
difference in spec. You pay about 10% less for the car but get 4 year
warranty including service costs. Europeans get an inferior 2 year warranty
and pay for their own service. They also pay around $4.50 per gallon for 93
Octane (equivalent) gas.

Of course in the UK we do so much better as we get a 3 year warranty,
although still not as good as a US warranty and we pay for services too. Of
course for this luxury we pay around 25% more than the other Europeans (yes
about 40% more than Americans) for the car, and our gas is over $5 per

Of course everything you can get on a Euro car can be added to the US car,
particularly the performance. I've read enough about US owners who have two
ECUs (i.e. a stock one for when the car is at the dealer).

No, you have to accept that you're getting a good deal: Now that AoA is
importing the RS6, I'm sure you'll get the next RS4 too, all at cheaper
prices than Europe.

Of course regarding the price of gas, we'd all like to pay US prices, but
we'd prefer not to have the US's reputation on pollution of the planet :-(


-----Original Message-----
From: Ti Kan [mailto:ti at amb.org]
Sent: 17 October 2002 09:58
To: Dave_Edwards at iOra.com
Cc: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] RE: Warranty on battery

Well, you seem to always remind us poor Americans that we get an inferior S4
compared to what you get in Europe, so here is finally my chance to find
some redemption. ;-)

2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0 5-sp

Edwards, Dave writes:
> Ti, yes I forgot about that.
> Thanks for reminding me how much better off Americans are compared to
> the ROW :-(

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